Battleships Of World War Two: Great German And Allied Warships

26/09/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 26/09/2005
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Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Triple-bill of documentaries looking at the different naval forces of the Second World War. 'Battleships at War' examines the different engagements involving battleships, from Britain's sinking of the Graf Spee and the destruction of the Italian fleet at Taranto, to the American victory over the Japanese at Leyte Gulf. 'Great German Battleships of World War Two' uses archive footage and stills, as well as interviews with surviving veterans, to profile some of Germany's most feared battleships, focusing in particular on the famous Bismarck. 'Kreigsmarine' traces the course of German naval rearmament, which by 1939 had only provided the navy with a fraction of the ships they needed. With the Bismarch and the Graf Spee, Germany's key warships, soon destroyed by the British in the war's early stages, the Germans were forced to adapt and concentrate on the 'Wolf Packs' of their U-Boat fleet. Includes rare archive footage from both sides of the conflict, innnovative graphics, and expert analysis.

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